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Dear Prof Cleggsan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIDI
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIDI#MIDI_software

Can we use Wireless Technology viz Bluetooth or Wi-Fi for  connecting / interfacing Smartphone Device to Musical Instrument digital interface (MIDI) instruments viz MIDI Keyboard, Piano etc ?.

Smartphone Device will detect the MIDI Instruments via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Both devices will be Bluetooth or Wi-Fi enabled.

The Smartphone MIDI apps will be designed and developed for supporting different MIDI instruments for sequencing, recording and playing.


Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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Yes.  One of the earliest applications for Android and i OS were MIDI music play, sequencing and interfacing with various ways of interacting with instruments and other players.

They are too numerous to mention but here below are a few ideas:

http://www.ipadmusic.com/blog/2013/1/16/best-midi-apps-for-ipad

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=midi&hl=en

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sweet-midi-player/id477678002?mt=8

http://www.musicalandroid.com/blog/category/midi

And the list goes on.  It is hard to keep up with the pace of MIDI applications and interfacing with smartphones and tablets.

Happy Hunting.  

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All technical areas of Electronics Engineering.

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BSEE, MBA, Design, R&D, University Research.
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BSEE (Equiv) BYU BSEE University of North Dakota MSBA (MBA) Illinois State University Graduate Studies in Computer Science - Bradley University Graduate Studies - Ohio University Graduate Studies - University of Missouri Kansas City DeVry Tech - Electronics

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